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Stone, Bronze and Iron Age

Explore early human history and changes in Britain during the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age in this exciting, hands-on workshop. Learn about how we find out about the past by the messages left behind by these prehistoric communities. Examine what life was like for people living at the time and how technology, lifestyle and community changed between the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age periods. This is a comparative study of the three periods to demonstrate continuity and change, but focuses mainly on the Stone Age and how things changed from then on.


Course details

Stone, Bronze and Iron Age


Farm or Old Hall


10.00am – 2.15pm


All Year

Age Recommendation:

Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2

Curriculum Links:

History, Geography, Science, Art & Design

Session Plan Produced:

17/05/2017, Laura   Armitage (Learning & Visitor Services Manager)

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes

1. To understand what life was like for people living in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages

“Gain historical perspective by   growing knowledge into different contexts (including) cultural, economic,   military, political and social history” – History

2. To understand what key changes there were in Britain during the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age and   the significance of them

“Changes in Britain from the Stone Age   to the Iron Age” “Understand historical concepts such   as continuity and change” – History

3. To understand how we find out about the past and what types of evidence we can use

“Understand methods of historical   enquiry” “Understand that our knowledge of the   past is constructed from a range of sources” – History

4. To understand how the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages fit into the chronology of national history

“Pupils should establish a chronologically   secure knowledge of British, local and world history, establishing clear   narratives within and across the periods they study” – History


Group Size:

This programme can accommodate 12-60 children. You will be allocated to a site (either Old Hall or Farm) depending on your group size and our availability.

If you have a larger group, please discuss your requirements with us.


The programme will be mainly held outside (weather depending), so our team make a final decision about specific activities on the morning of the event. However, typical activities include: the use of fire (bow drill and flint), outdoor cooking, methods of communication (cave painting and/or storytelling), corn grinding and shelter building. We also have a range of replica Stone Age tools for children to handle during the workshop. Children will also be introduced to how we learn about the past by artefacts recovered in archaeological digs, or by messages left behind by people living at the time - for instance, cave painting.

Our advice is to wear sensible shoes, dress warmly and for the weather. Remember - we are a period site without central heating!


Make an enquiry using our Schools Enquiry form or contact us to discuss your requirements at tattoneducation@cheshireeast.gov.uk / 01625 374428.

Risk Assessment:

Information about risk assessments and our health and safety procedures for this workshop.


Photograph Credit: Allan Johnson